Turned green and left to dry, this oval bowl of apple wood is a beauty!
This was one of those pieces that was a joy to not only turn, but to then watch over the following year. Made from piece of apple wood from North Texas, it was turned while it was still very green and wet. Over the course of another year I allowed it to slowly dry and warp into the form that you see here. The bowl has a little over an inch difference between the long and short sides and has warped enough that the bottom is no longer flat. It can still be used for snacks but may be better suited as a decoration or conversation piece.
During the drying process a small bit of the bark curled and popped off. Unfortunately, I was not able to reattach it due to the curving, however, it did level things so that both high sides were now the same height. A serendipitous break if there ever was one!
I’ve finished the piece with Danish Oil, giving it a soft shine.